An exercise to listen to and write along with.
(Suggested time : 10-20 minutes) Preparation This exercise required a complex/messy/wicked problem that you’ve been dealing with recently. Preferable it should be one that you’ve become “stuck” after already thinking about it for some time. The exercise (3 minutes) Describe the issue. What is it about? What are the unknowns=Who are the main people involved? … Continue reading Exercise – What would Hercules do?
Sometimes, it’s good to take stock of where we are, what we have achieved and decide where we want to go. We tend to quickly forget recent achievements, and get caught up in the next task that needs urgent attention. Forcing ourselves to consider what our “top priorities” are can help us focus on what … Continue reading Exercise: End the year well and start the next with a plan…
This is a recording of the recent guided writing exercise done in a café in Barcelona in November 2019. The participants' voices have been edited out. Enjoy.
(Takes about 20 minutes) Think of a situation in your life that faces recurring difficulties. This might be your job, your romantic relationship, a family relationship, or something else. Try to pick something which has been on your mind a lot in the past weeks. The exercise (5 minutes) Use the following sentences as writing … Continue reading Exercise – Your habitual metaphors
These are some ideas behind the next writing exercise.... Humans are expert pattern-recognizers. For example: We see plants with central wooden trunks and leafy canopies and recognize them as trees even though each looks completely unique; We meet two completely different people with different appearances but can anticipate how they will react to certain kinds … Continue reading Hellish metaphors
This is a recording of the recent guided writing exercise done in a Barcelona café in November 2019. The participants' voices have been edited out. Enjoy.